Communities offering more outings for children with autism

10/18/2009 | Sun (Baltimore), The

Favorite community spots such as movie theaters, museums and churches in the Baltimore area are increasingly offering specialized events for children with autism. Children are free to roam at some movie screenings, which feature lowered sound, more light and the omission of distracting previews. "We're getting more and more widespread recognition that the invisible challenges faced by individuals with autism are very real," said Dr. Rebecca Landa, director of the Center for Autism & Related Disorders at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.

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